The following memorandum discusses the approach taken to assessing relative statewide demand. The demand analysis will help the State DOT identify areas of potential demand for active transportation. Active and public transportation demand is often expressed as where people live, work, play, take transit and learn. The analysis equally weights each of these variables, described in Table 1. A composite demand score summarizes the geographic distribution of active transportation demand in Ohio.
The demand analysis is an objective, data-driven process that estimates the cumulative demand for active transportation and recreation depending on where people live, work, play, shop, learn, and access transit. This is accomplished by quantifying factors that generate bicycle and pedestrian movement. The resulting Composite Demand Map summarizes the geographic distribution of active transportation demand throughout the State of Ohio. The results of the analysis will be used to help inform and prioritize recommendations.
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